Latest news from Radio Maria Ohio

New Program “An Hour With Mary Dr. Amore”

We are pleased to announce that a former presenter, Dr. Mary Amore, returns to Radio Maria on Monday, November 20, 2017, with a new program, titled An Hour With Mary. Dr. Amore holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Catholic Theological Union.

She is the author of Primary Symbols of Worship and the Call to Participation, and the newly released DVD titled Eucharist: A Journey to Transformation, Healing and Discipleship. A Cardinal Bernardin Scholar and distinguished member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, Mary is a highly sought after presenter of parish missions in the area of the Eucharist and Pope Francis Year of Mercy, plus workshops, seminars and retreats. She is a monthly columnist at Ministry and Liturgy Magazine. She is a wife, mother and grandmother!
Twenty years ago, God called her out of the kitchen and into ministry, and over the course of the next ten years, she earned two graduate degrees in theology, while juggling work and family commitments. Before taking on her current role as Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries in Downers Grove, Illinois, she served as full time Director of Liturgy and Adult Formation for twelve years at a large suburban parish.
As a Catholic wife, mother and grandmother, Mary truly understands the spiritual need of the people in the pew. We invite you to tune in on Mondays, at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern, beginning November 20, 2017, to hear Dr. Amore discuss relevant reflections and stories on the ways we can draw closer to Jesus by drawing closer to Mary, His Mother. Welcome back, Dr. Amore!

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Rafael’s weekly journeys

Please meet Rafael Fernandez, our newest presenter in the Radio Maria family. Rafael is a self-proclaimed prodigal son, who was made into a lecturer, Eucharistic minister, lay minister and preacher for many groups and parishes, not to mention, being on the radio worldwide for 27 years! The son of Cuban parents, he was born in New York, raised in Miami and Seville, Spain, happily married to his lovely bride, with 5 kids and 4 grand kids, and many gray hairs! Rafael describes his program, Words of Confidence, as one “in which he will share the Word, then take a real life situation which he has just encountered through that week (by the way, it could be changing a tire to watching how they fix his roof, to putting down tile, or my daughter’s car blowing up for lack of oil, or better yet my wife nagging me for years to do my program in English and thus Radio Maria!) Then somehow God does the miracle of putting it all together, in the mix of laughter and sometimes tears, He never ceases to amaze me!” We invite you to experience Rafael’s weekly journeys on Wednesdays, at 1:30 pm Central/2:30 pm Eastern.

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It’s a Ponderful Life

On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Central/2:00 p.m. Eastern, we will introduce a new program to Radio Maria, presented by two inspirational hosts, Deacon Adrian Marchi and Susan (Suzy) H. Kelly. Deacon Marchi is assigned to Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Chesapeake, VA. Apart from his many duties at the parish, he is the COO of Jo-Kell, Inc., and is married with three children.  Dcn. Marchi grew up in a Jewish home in Argentina, but as a young teen, heard the call to learn more about Jesus Christ. He was baptized into the faith in 1990. This began a life of dedicated service on a parish level, including Bible studies, retreats, workshops and spiritual direction, as well as radio appearances.  In 2012, he was ordained a Deacon for the Diocese of Richmond, VA. He is co-founder of Catholic Passion Ministries, a non-profit organization bringing the beauty of the Catholic faith to all. He has a Ph.D. in Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Theology, and has earned a CPA.

Suzy Kelly is CEO of Jo-Kell, a woman-owned business specializing in Navy shipboard and high-tech industrial automation products, systems and services. Under her leadership, Jo-Kell has become a world class electrical distribution firm.  Suzy is connected to the community in many ways, including being an elected member of the Chesapeake City Council. In addition to her community engagement, Suzy is passionate about her faith. Along with Dcn. Marchi, she co-founded Catholic Passion Ministries, and has a blog where she writes about issues of faith and culture. Suzy is married and has four children and six grandchildren.  We invite you to join us on Wednesday, September 20th, at 1:00 Central/2:00 Eastern, for It’s a Ponderful Life, and let Suzy and Dcn. Marchi introduce you to current events of catholic interest. We promise you high-spirited sharing, and inspirational conversation. You will be blessed by it.

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Catholic Disciples in the Public Square

In August, we will be introducing a new program to Radio Maria, Catholic Disciples in the Public Square, hosted by Felipe Vizcarrondo, M.D. After medical school, Dr. Vizcarrondo completed a residency in pediatrics and subspecialty training in pediatric cardiology. He completed a Master’s Degree in bioethics, and has written on a variety of issues ranging from freedom of conscience of healthcare workers, the doctor/patient relationship, to end of life issues. He is currently affiliate faculty , Institute of Bioethics, and Associate Professor of Pediatrics (voluntary) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is president of the Miami Guild of the Catholic Medical Association. Dr. Vizcarrondo has a calling to form and inform the Catholic laity of Church doctrine, and where the culture conflicts with the church teaching. The doctor feels that an informed public will be able to stand for the truth with courage and determination in the public square. Along with Dr. Vizcarrondo, special guests, all of whom are medical doctors, will explore cultural issues and the corresponding church doctrine. If there is a conflict, this will be explained.

We invite you to tune in on Tuesdays, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern, and let Dr. Vizcarrondo and his team of medical professionals inform us, and inspire us, to get involved in the public square.

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Radio Maria is excited to introduce our listening audience to a new program. Starting Friday, June 2, 2017, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern, get ready for The EPIC Hour!
This new program emanates from the Miami, Florida area, and will be hosted by a number of speakers, all of whom are uniquely qualified in youth ministry. As an added bonus, these speakers comprise a musical group entitled “Epic the Band.”
Be prepared to hear their inspirational sound throughout the program. The group will focus on a high school and college audience, with topics and messages based on the daily challenges that youth go through. They will deliver a message for love, compassion, and service, with the intent to build the future leaders of our beautiful Catholic Church.

Mark your calendars and tune in on Fridays, at 6:00 pm Central/7:00 pm Eastern, starting June 2 nd , for “The EPIC Hour.”

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Fr. John Fletcher presents “Hot Topics”

Our long-time presenter, Fr. John Fletcher, will be presenting a brand new program, entitled “Hot Topics.”

The time and days will not change, so we invite you to continue tuning in on Wednesdays and Thursdays, at 8:30 am Central/9:30 am Eastern, for Father’s informative discussion regarding controversies facing Catholics in these times.

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Our long-time presenter, Francesca Franchina, is changing direction.
Beginning April 26, 2017, we invite you to tune in on Wednesdays, at 11:00am CDT/12:00pm EDT for her delectable, motivational, reparational, inspirational and educational program, “HEARTY RECIPES FOR LIFE AND LOVE” in body, mind and The Holy Spirit!
Francesca will share Biblical Wisdom, Biblical Healthy Foods, and her own “TYBO Tactics and Project TOTL” to help “Turn Your Brain On and Turn On To Life.” Francesca shares the way with bread crumbs from heaven and the fruit of the Holy Spirit, helping to solve personal, communal, national and multicultural situations and challenges with her special “Recipes For Living Love!”

Have your pen and TYBO:)TOTL Notebook and recipe cards handy and ready to roll; Mamma Francesca is back in town!


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The Way of Beauty will start in May

We are proud to introduce Dr. Jem Sullivan to our listening audience. Dr. Sullivan is a wife and mother, professor and author. She writes for a variety of Catholic publications on faith and culture, including art essays in Magnificat. Jem holds a doctorate from the Catholic University of America and serves as professor in the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Jem is the author of three books, A Study Guide to the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults; The Beauty of Faith: Christian Art and the New Evangelization; and Opening the Door of Faith: A Catechists’ Guide to the New Evangelization. She has also written an illustrated children’s book on Saint John Paul II titled, Karol: The Boy Who Became Pope. She is a catechetical consultant for various dioceses. Jem is a featured guest on EWTN News Nightly television program where she discusses masterpieces of Christian art. She has served as a docent at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC., where she led tours of the museum’s masterpiece collections.

Beginning in May, we invite you to listen for THE WAY OF BEAUTY, a daily sacred art devotional segment which invites listeners to ponder masterpieces of Christian art as a source of daily inspiration, and a path to encounter the Lord Jesus in the beauty of faith.

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“Living on Purpose” is back!

We are happy to announce the return of two former hosts to Radio Maria – Dr. Rick Sarkisian and Michael Wick. Many of you may remember their program, Living on Purpose. We are pleased to be bringing this excellent program back to the airwaves.

Host, Dr. Rick Sarkisian, was born and raised in Fresno, California. He is the founder and president of Valley Rehabilitation Services, Inc., specializing in vocational and career guidance since 1976. He earned his BS and MBA in Business Administration from California State University-Fresno, and his MA and Ph.D. in Education from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rick is the author of LifeWork: Finding Your Purpose in Life; The Mission of the Catholic Family; The Real St. Joseph and the Tools for Real Manhood in the Home, the Church and the World. He has produced a number of Catholic videos, and writes for various Catholic publications, including Religious Life, Lay Witness, Guardian of the Redeemer, and Vocations and Prayer magazine.

He has been active in Catholic scouting, and works closely with the Oblates of St. Joseph, California Province, promoting devotion to St. Joseph, as well as the Institute of Religious Life, in helping to form a culture of vocations. He and his wife, Cheryl, have five children.

Returning co-host, Michael D. Wick, is the executive director of the Institute on Religious Life, located in Chicago, Illinois. Mike is married and the father of four children. He has a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Studies (MAPS) and is completing a Doctorate of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake – Mundelein Seminary. Mike is an author of several books, including Powerful Channel of Divine Grace:Meditations on the Most Holy Rosary from the Writings of Servant of God Rev. John A. Hardon, S.J., and Lord of the Harvest:Vocation Prayers of Pope John Paul II. Mike is also involved with the Knights of Columbus, Militia of the Immaculata Movement (National Vice President/Past Board Member), and Catholic Knights/Catholic Financial Life, St. Peter’s Parish, Volo, Illinois.

We invite you to tune in at 10:00 a.m. Central/11:00 a.m. Eastern, every Saturday, beginning on April 15, 2017, for Living on Purpose. You will truly enjoy the lively, uplifting and informative dialogue between Dr. Rick and Mike.

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Regional Meeting Lafayette, LA February 4, 2017

Fr. Emilio Garraud, Priest Program Director for Radio Maria  was  main speaker at his first Regional Meeting of Radio Maria to discuss the future of the commitment to evangelize the Truth of the Church through radio media.  It was hosted in Lafayette, Louisiana at the Holy Trinity Catholic Resource Center with Carolyn Abdalla, Glenda Mathers and their  faithful  volunteers. 
Mass preceded the day celebrated by Fr. Keith Landry who is the laision priest for Radio Maria and  the Diocese of Lafayette and was concelebrated by Fr. Emilio Garraud.
Fr. Emilio gave the history of Radio Maria around the world which is the most important Catholic radio in Italy.  He also  stated how Vatican Radio uses Radio Maria for their networking around the world and how  the founder,  Mr. Emanuel Ferrario,  brought it to the US.  Radio Maria is in 86 countries of the world.  His amazing schedule involves travels from Italy to Houston, Miami, Cuba, etc. this month as an octogenarian. 
Respresentatives from different broadcasting areas gave their proposed Liturgical events and fund-raising ideas for this year.  Networking on a personal basis at the meeting stimulated ideas and created the unity necessary  to  keep Radio Maria as a vibrant and innovative family.
Terry Peco
Fr. Emilio Garraud
Mike Daigle
Fr. Keith Landry
John Tuminello
Fr. Emilio Garraud
Deborah Tuminello
Staff from RM Alexandria
Herb Jacobsen
Denise Smith
Shellie Slocum

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